Shawn Stephens
Shawn StephensMD, FACOG
Allison Halstead
Allison HalsteadMD
Holli Askren
Holli AskrenCNM
Christine Stephens
Christine StephensCNM

Carmen Perna — Practice Administrator

Carmen comes to us with 15 years experience in Medical Practice and Operations Management. Prior to joining our OBGYN practice, she worked in the Human Resources and staffing arena and truly enjoys building a great team. Originally from the Midwest, she has lived in the Sarasota area for 20+ years. Carmen enjoys spending time with her girls and reading.

Mary Torretta — BS, RDMS – Diagnostic Sonographer

As a diagnostic sonographer with University OBGYN, Mary values all aspects of women’s care from both gynecology and obstetrics. With an extensive background in her profession, she has witnessed the progression in the field of ultrasonography and how it has enhanced the patient-physician experience. Mary is passionate about her role, loves what she does every day, and enjoys bringing happiness to her patients’ days.

Jamie Walker — Medical Assistant

Jamie joined the practice in the summer of 2014. Jamie graduated from the Sanford Brown Institute in 2005 with a diploma in Medical Assisting. Her prior medical experience was in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. She brings a great energy to work every day and loves meeting all of our patients.

Jessica Cruse — Medical Assistant

Jessica joins our team as a Medical Assistant.  She has a varied background in healthcare and dental fields.  She brings great energy and loves caring for our patients.

Samantha Circharo — RN

Samantha brings to our office years of nursing experience in multiple specialties. Having recently worked in pediatrics, she is excited to now work with women to ensure extraordinary OBGYN care.  Florida born and raised, Sam loves spending time at the beach with friends and family and she loves visiting Disney World as an annual pass holder.


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